Video: Paul, the World Cup Psychic Octopus, Could Be in Hot Water


Since the start of this year's World Cup, Paul the octopus has accurately predicted the outcome of every match played by the German soccer team. He's six for six, and has become a soothsayer cephalopod phenomenon (ah, way too many syllables!) on Facebook, Twitter, and all over the internet this week. Paul says Spain will win in Sunday's final, and Germany (his home is the SeaLife Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany) will take third over Uruguay on Saturday. However, Paul better watch out—some hungry Germans might have a big vat of boiling water waiting for him.

Animal rights activists, take note: Paul is actually pretty safe, and probably won't be eaten. The aquarium has assigned an employee to keep watch on Paul during opening hours, according to the German magazine Spiegel.

Paul, the World Cup Psychic Octopus

[via Animal Planet Animal Oddities]

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